Sean Scully: Sea Star

Sean Scully: Sea Star
Library Shelf Location 18.SCUL
Publication Date 2019

Sean Scully (b.1945) is an Irish-born, American-based painter and printmaker, best known for his monumental oil paintings which draw on the traditions of Abstract Expressionism.
This beautiful catalogue showcases a new body of work inspired by the National Gallery's own collection and in particular by British artist J. M. W. Turner's 'The Evening Star' (c. 1830). For Scully, this elegiac picture constitutes one of Turner's most profound paintings, leading to new departures in his own work; using the motif of stripes or checkerboards, the artist evokes landscapes and architecture, horizons, fields, and coastlines, in which his contemplative forms become reminders of personal experiences and distinctive moments. Vast, bold panel paintings with richly textured surfaces are illustrated together with delicate works on paper: aquatints, luminous pastels, and watercolours. The accompanying text includes newly commissioned essays and an interview with the artist, while a photo essay highlights the thick impasto, strong brushstrokes, and vivid colours that distinguish Scully's painting.

ISBN 9781857096453
Quantity 1
Pages 128 Pages, 246mm x 15mm x 305mm
Authors Vahni Capildeo, Kelly Grovier, Daniel F Herrmann, Eimear McBride, Colin Wiggins
Format Hardback
Publisher National Gallery, London
Related Artist Sean Scully
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting
Keywords Abstract painting, Painting
Artist's Nationality Irish
Language English

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